alt-J — at The Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, April 14, 2015

alt-J photo sets

at The Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, April 14, 2015
at Beacon Theater in New York, NY, on Nov16, 2014

News

alt-J Share Strange and Cinematic “Pleader” Video

Relaxer Out Now via Canvasback Music

Nov 15, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, back in June via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared a video for "Pleader." Isaiah Seret directed the clip, which stars Sophia Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret Service). More

Nov 02, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, back in June via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared remixes of the album's "Hit Me Like That Snare" and "Adeline" by Shade (aka Eric Balderose), the vocalist/guitarist of American metallic hardcore band Code OrangeMore

Sampha Wins the Mercury Prize (Plus Watch alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, and More Perform)

Process Also Beat Albums by The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and More

Sep 14, 2017

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) was previously best known for his vocal and production contributions to the likes of SBTRKT (where many listeners likely first discovered him), Kanye West, Drake, and Solange. But back in February he finally released Process, his debut solo album, via Young Turks.  More

Aug 23, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, back in June via Canvasback Music. Recently they have been sharing some remixes. Today they shared a remix of "Deadcrush" by Berlin/London based duo Lea Porcelain, who add shoegaze textures to the song.  More

Listen: alt-J - “In Cold Blood (Baauer Remix)”

Relaxer Out Now via Canvasback Music

Jul 28, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, last month via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared a remix of "In Cold Blood" by American dance music producer Baauer. The original sounded like something that could have easily been found on the band's Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 2012, An Awesome Wave, whereas Baauer's remix ups the bass and adds in beats and stutters. Listen below. More

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Announced - alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, and More

Ed Sheeran, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 27, 2017

This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by alt-JThe xxGlass AnimalsSamphaThe Big MoonKate Tempest, and... Ed Sheeran. The last one seems like bit of a mainstream choice for The Mercury Prize. The full list is below. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

Watch: alt-J - “Deadcrush” Video

Relaxer Out Now via Canvasback Music

Jul 12, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, last month via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared a video for "Deadcrush." Young Replicant directed the video, which was choreographed by Darcy Wallace. It features three dancers in some sort of post-apocalyptic urban world.  More

Watch alt-J Perform “In Cold Blood” on “Conan”

Relaxer Out Now via Canvasback Music

Jun 06, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, last Friday via Canvasback Music. Last night the band stopped by Conan to perform In Cold Blood. Watch the performance below. More

Album of the Week: alt-J

Relaxer Out Today via Canvasback Music

Jun 02, 2017

It always seemed oddly unnecessary that an art school band from Leeds caught so much flack for not having personae as interesting as their music. Alt-J has been chased around the block by a media driven contention that the fervent popularity of their artful soul folktronica needed a punchier appeal factor from its members.  More

Stream the New Album by alt-J - “Relaxer”

Relaxer Out Today via Canvasback Music

Jun 02, 2017

Alt-J released their third albumRelaxer, today via Canvasback Music and they have posted all eight songs to YouTube for your listening pleasure. You can stream the whole thing via the playlist below. More

Five Best Songs of the Week: alt-J, EMA, Kirin J Callinan, Washed Out, and Ride

Plus a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best. Below that we have also highlighted other notable new tracks shared this week. This week was light on exciting new songs, likely due to the impending long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but there were still pleasures to be found. More

Listen: alt-J: “Adeline”

Relaxer Due Out June 2 via Canvasback Music

May 24, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared another song from it, "Adeline." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming U.S. tour dates. More

alt-J: “In Cold Blood” Video - A Nature Documentary Takes a Dark Turn

Relaxer Due Out June 2 via Canvasback Music, Iggy Pop Narrates the Video

May 09, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, as well as a video for "3WW," and "In Cold Blood," which sounded like something that could have easily been found on the band's Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 2012, An Awesome WaveMore

Apr 19, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, as well as a video for "3WW," and "In Cold Blood," which sounded like something that could have easily been found on the band's Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 2012, An Awesome WaveMore

Apr 13, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, and "In Cold Blood," which sounded like something that could have easily been found on the band's Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 2012, An Awesome Wave. More

alt-J Launch a New Web Game on Their Website

Relaxer Due Out June 2 via Canvasback Music

Apr 11, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third album, Relaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW" and "In Cold Blood." Now the band has launched a new web game. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Listen: alt-J - “In Cold Blood”

Relaxer Due Out June 2 via Canvasback Music

Mar 29, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf AliceMore

Mar 06, 2017

Alt-J have announced a new album, Relaxer, and shared its first single, "3WW." Relaxer is the British trio's third album and is due out June 9 via Canvasback Music. It's the follow-up to 2014's This Is All Yours (and 2012's An Awesome Wave, which won the Mercury Prize). More

Panorama Festival Announces 2017 Lineup: Tame Impala, alt-J, Frank Ocean, Solange, and More

Plus Belle and Sebastian, MGMT, Nine Inch Nails, Angel Olsen, and Others to Perform at New York Festival in July

Jan 09, 2017

New York's Panorama festival, from Goldenvoice (who put on Coachella), have announced their second annual event, to go down at Randall's Island Park in New York from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30. More

Jul 06, 2015

Last weekend, Gdynia, Poland hosted Open’er Festival—the country’s largest four-day music event. More

Apr 15, 2015

Last night alt-j and JUNGLE performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl.  More

Apr 01, 2015

Last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonalt-J played their single, "Every Other Freckle," off of their critically-acclaimed album This Is All YoursMore

Feb 23, 2015

Alt-J have premiered a brand new music video featuring their latest This Is All Yours single "Pusher." More

alt-J Announce New Tour Dates

This Is All Yours Out Now

Jan 12, 2015

Continuing the support of their excellent sophomore LP This Is All Yoursalt-J have announced plans for a North and South American tour. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014's best albums. More

Dec 16, 2014

Last night alt-j crashed Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “Every Other Freckle” and “Left Hand Free” on the show’s outdoor stage.  More

Dec 11, 2014

The Way Out West 2015 lineup continues to grow.  More

Nov 17, 2014

Last night, alt-j stopped by the Beacon Theater in New York. More

Watch: alt-J – “Left Hand Free” Video (Second Clip)

This is All Yours is out now on Infectious/Atlantic

Nov 07, 2014

Sure alt-J has already released one great video for This is All Yours cut, “Left Hand Free.” Why not make it two?  More

alt-J To Play Madison Square Garden

New York City, March 30, 2015

Oct 01, 2014

Next week, our current cover artists alt-J will kick off their North American tour in support of their sophomore album This Is All Yours, which is out now. Today, the band announced a show at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 30th, 2015. More

Watch: alt-J Cover Disclosure’s “Latch”

BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Session

Sep 29, 2014

Out promoting their newly released sophomore album This Is All YoursUnder the Radar cover stars alt-J recently stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge for a special performance session.  More

Sep 16, 2014

Next week newly minted Under the Radar cover stars alt-J will release their anticipated sophomore LP, This Is All Yours. More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Watch: alt-J on “Conan”

Perform "Every Other Freckle"

Sep 09, 2014

Recently featured on Letterman, alt-J continued to promote their upcoming sophomore album This Is All Yours with an appearance on Conan last night. More

Watch: alt-J on “Letterman”

Perform "Left Hand Free"

Sep 05, 2014

In anticipation of their upcoming sophomore album This Is All Yours, UK trio alt-J stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman last night performing the track "Left Hand Free." More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, and More

Plus New Tracks from Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and Others

Aug 15, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: alt-J – “Every Other Freckle”

This Is All Yours is out Sept. 23 on Canvasback/Infectious

Aug 14, 2014

Here’s a new track from alt-J’s forthcoming album, This is All YoursMore

Watch: alt-J - “Left Hand Free” Video

This Is All Yours Out Sept. 23

Aug 07, 2014

Alt-J have just debuted the second video from their upcoming LP This Is All Yours. "Left Hand Free" was directed by Ryan Staake and filmed just outside Austin, Texas, and features all the staples of a laid back summer vacation in the desert. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, and More

Plus New Tracks from J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz, Wampire, Chance the Rapper, Marrisa Nadler, Foxes in Fiction, and Others

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J (remixed by clipping.), Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz (covering Sibylle Baier), Wampire, Chance the Rapper (covering the theme song to '90s cartoon Arthur), Marrisa Nadler (covering Leonard Cohen), Foxes in Fiction, Terry Malts, Literature, Kamp!, Kate Boy, Purling Hiss, and more. More

Watch: alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine” Video

This Is All Yours Out September 22

Jul 16, 2014

“Hunger of the Pine,” the latest single from alt-J’s forthcoming album This is All Yours, has gotten a video.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne, Twin Peaks, Laetitia Sadier, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Others

Jul 11, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne (covering Connan Mockasin), Twin Peaks, Cassie Ramone (ex-Vivian Girls), Laetitia Sadier (ex-Stereolab), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Speedy Ortiz, Generationals, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Grimes, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, alt-J, and More

Plus New Tracks from Radiohead's Phil Selway, School of Seven Bells, Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, Willis Earl Beal, and Others

Jun 27, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Grimes, Jessie Ware, Radiohead's Phil Selway, Zola Jesus, alt-J, School of Seven Bells, Willis Earl Beal, and much more. More

Listen: alt-J - “Hunger of the Pine”

This Is All Yours Out September 22

Jun 18, 2014

Alt-J recently announced This Is All Yours,  the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. Today, via NPR, they've released the first track from the upcoming LP. More

Treasure Island Festival Announce 2014 Lineup

Outkast, alt-J, Massive Attack, Janelle Monae, Washed Out, and More

Jun 18, 2014

The Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco announced their lineup for 2014. Notable acts include Outkast, Massive Attack, alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monae, The New Pornographers, Washed Out, St. Lucia, Banks, Jungle, White Denim, Zedd, Polica, The Growlers, Classixx, Chet Faker, Ryan Hemsworth, TOBACCO, Bleached, Painted Palms, and more. More

Jun 09, 2014

Alt-J have announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, This Is All YoursMore

Watch: alt-J on “Letterman”

Perform "Fitzpleasure"

Dec 18, 2013

Last night alt-J continued the extensive support of their Mercury Prize-winning album An Awesome Wave with a guest appearance on Dave Letterman's Late Show. More

Nov 18, 2013

Following the success of their Mercury Prize-winning debut album An Awesome Wavealt-J have announced the release of a new remix EP titled Summer. More

Watch: alt-J on “Fallon”

Perform "Tessellate"

Sep 13, 2013

While it will be extremely difficult to pick a clear winner from this year's recently announced Mercury Prize nominees, last year's winners alt-J, continued to bask in the success of their debut record An Awesome Wave with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Sep 06, 2013

Currently traveling across North America supporting their Mercury Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wavealt-J have premiered a reworking of their track "Breezeblocks" by producer and Wu-Tang member RZA. More

Watch: alt-J - “Taro” Video

What the Lens Sees

Aug 21, 2013

"Taro," featured on alt-J's Mercury Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wave, takes its inspiration from war photographers Robert Capa and his companion and partner Gerda Taro, the latter of which tragically died as the two covered the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. More

Jul 01, 2013

Mercury Prize winners alt-J have announced that they will release an upcoming concert film titled An American Wave. More

Check Out Photos from Sasquatch Festival 2013 Including alt-J, Grimes, and The xx

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service and More

Jun 03, 2013

The 2013 Sasquatch music festival took place in Quincey, WA last weekend and we sent photographer Allyce Andrew out to capture the action. Check out her photos of alt-JArctic MonkeysMumford and SonsGrimesThe xxThe Postal ServiceVampire Weekend (and more) here. More

May 17, 2013

Over the past several years mobile phones have made it easier and easier for concert-goers to record their favorite moments of a given show. More

Apr 21, 2013

April 19 marked the second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Watch: alt-J Play “Conan”

Perform "Breezeblocks"

Apr 19, 2013

Capping off their first appearance at Coachella, alt-J visited the L.A. studio of Conan yesterday where the Brit-quartet they made their U.S. television debut. More

Mar 28, 2013

Fryars recently took alt-J’s An Awesome Wave cut “Dissolve Me” in an even more abstracted direction.  More

alt-J to Hit the Road This Spring

Get Remixed by Betatraxx

Dec 04, 2012

In heavy demand after their Mercury Prize win for debut album An Awesome Wavealt-J have just announced a series of spring tour dates.  More

Listen: alt-J - “Buffalo”

Featured on Silver Linings Playbook Soundtrack

Nov 13, 2012

Just in time for Mercury Prize victory lap, British pop outfit alt-J have premeired a new track titled "Bufflao." More

Listen: The Invisible Remix alt-J

A Cut From An Awesome Wave

Nov 08, 2012

The Invisible recently gave Mercury Prize winning quartet alt-J the remix treatment.  More

Nov 05, 2012

Last week alt-J won the UK's pretigious Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. More

alt-J Wins The Mercury Music Prize

Read Our Interview With the Band in the “Protest Issue”

Nov 01, 2012

Congratulations to alt-J, who just awarded The Mercury Music Prize for their debut, An Awesome Wave. More

alt-J Hits the Road

Plus: An Acoustic Live Session

Oct 09, 2012

Alt-J are hitting the road in support of their Mercury Prize-nominated debut, An Awesome WaveMore

Sep 19, 2012

Less than a week from releasing a music video for their track "Fitzpleasure," UK quartet alt-J have premiered yet another for "Something Good," featured on their Mercury Prize-nominated debut an Awesome Wave. More

Watch: alt-J Video - “Fitzpleasure”

Band Newly Minted Mercury Prize Nominees

Sep 13, 2012

Newly minted Mercury Prize nominees alt-J just released a new video for An Awesome Wave cut, “Fitzpleasure.”  More

Sep 12, 2012

Django Django, Jessie Ware, Richard Hawley, alt-J, Field Music are among the names announced as part of this year's nominees for the Mercury Prize. More

Aug 31, 2012

Soon to release their full-length debut An Awesome Wave on Sept. 18 on Canvasback Music, UK indie rock quartet alt-J (currently featured in the latest issue of Under the Radar) have shared an acoustic version of one of the album's included songs "Tessellate." More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore


Interviews

alt-J on “Relaxer”

Hymns and Harmony

Jun 02, 2017

alt-J's music was hauntingly echoing off Ely Cathedrals' aged walls, as guitarist/vocalist Joe Newman, drummer Thom Green, and keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton stood inside and played the notes to their new song "Pleader." More

Dec 23, 2014

Read some of the reviews of alt-J's full-length debut, 2012's An Awesome Wave, and you'll get a sense of how difficult it is for even seasoned music critics to describe the band's sound. Folk music mixed with hip-hop beats? Electronic indie dub? Experimental choral music? All of the terms were attached to the band, and none of them make any more sense now than they did then. With This Is All Yours, their sophomore release, the task becomes even more difficult.

alt-J - The Under the Radar Cover Story

Punching Above Their Weight

Dec 22, 2014

It's November 4, 2012, and alt-J is on top of the world. Less than a day earlier, their full-length debut An Awesome Wave had won The Mercury Prize—the much-coveted annual award given to  the year's best album by an artist born in the U.K. or Ireland.  More

Alt-J

Fractal Rock: Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman on The Band's Breakout Year and Winning the Mercury Prize

Jan 11, 2013

Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J don't skimp on the weird. Their offbeat debut An Awesome Wave skitters across genresa jittery wash of soulful groves, a cappella harmonies, and soaring piano and guitar lines colliding with pop culture references 'a plenty. The assemblage of these elements seems to beg the question: What is this? Lit pop? (The album title is a reference to American Psycho.) Art rock? (Three-fourths of the band studied art at university.) Radiohead 2.0? (The band counts Thom Yorke as a major influence.) Who knows? More


Reviews

Relaxer

Relaxer

Canvasback Music

Jun 01, 2017

One wouldn't assume that a series of zeroes and ones could be sung in a convincing, let alone catchy, refrain. It might also seem equally impossible to sing a revolutionary new rendition of a song as overexposed as "The House of the Rising Sun." Yet alt-J do all that and more on their new LP, Relaxer. More

alt-j at The Beacon Theater in New York, New York

November 16th, 2014

Nov 17, 2014

alt-J, the English indie wunderkinds who burst on the scene in 2012 winning the Mercury Prize for their first album, An Awesome Wave, hit NYC on their current tour supporting their sophomore effort last evening. More

This Is All Yours

This Is All Yours

Canvasback/Infectious

Sep 19, 2014

Alt-J's 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, is one of the great modern indie success stories. The now-trademark unconventional and accessible songs took both the independent and the mainstream music worlds by storm, catapulting the band from the blogosphere to three Brit Award nominations and a Mercury Music Prize.  More

SXSW Day Two: NO CEREMONY///, Ex Cops, Peace, CHVRCHES, alt-J,

March 13th, 2013

Mar 23, 2013

Despite our high hopes and daisy-fresh worldviews, Wednesday night was a mixed bag, with sets from PeaceNO CEREMONY///, Ex CopsCHVRCHES, and alt-J. More

SXSW 2013 Tuesday and Wednesday Recap – Divine Fits, CHVRCHES, Ex Cops, alt-J, Peace, and more

Mar 22, 2013

My wife Wendy and I were warned not to bring a baby to SXSW but had little choice but to take our two-and-a-half-month-old daughter Rose to Austin with us. Here's a recap of what I saw Tuesday and Wednesday night during the music portion of SXSW in between worrying about the new addition to our family, including sets by Divine Fits, CHVRCHES, Peace, EX Cops, alt-J, and others. More

alt-J

alt-J

Canvasback Music

Sep 25, 2012

 

"Triangles are my favorite shape/three points where two lines meet," guitarist Joe Newman sings in "Tessellate," offering up one explanation into why this Cambridgeshire, U.K. band would name themselves after the Mac keyboard shortcut that produces a triangle shape. An Awesome Wave, alt-J's debut record of offbeat love songs and weird odes to geometry, has already become a surprise hit in their native country. 

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